Trickle Treat!

Trickle Treat!

Last night we put on our John McCain and Sarah Palin masks to greet the cute little trick-or-treaters of Capitol Hill. We want our young people to grow up as Real Americans, not Socialistic Redistributionists like That One, so we used Halloween as a “teachable moment” for a Supply-Side Economics lesson. That basic, Real American philosophy, so ably espoused by John McCain, has given our economy Strong Fundamentals, no matter what whiners may say.

When the doorbell rang, we straightened our masks, picked up a big dish of candy, and opened the door on cute clutches of costumed kiddies holding out bags and piping “Trick or treat!” How endearing.

We grabbed big handfulls of Halloween candy and crammed them into our mouths. As we chewed, we explained to the children that they could have any candy that we dropped for themselves, as much as they liked!

What better way to demonstrate the McCain economic policy, a continuation of the great tradition that has made it possible for middle class Americans, even those earning as little as $3 million a year, to be safe and secure in their pathetic little homes?

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

3 Responses to “Trickle Treat!”

  1. Weer'd Beard Says:

    I showed up at my door in an Obama mask and an empty Candy bowl, and I simply took the children’s Candy. They were successful on their trick-or-treat run, and it was only fair to spread the wealth around, since I couldn’t get ANY candy just sitting on my couch listening to NPR!

    I’m still a little angry, only one kid had a butterfinger, and that’s my favorite!

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Weer’d Beard Says: I showed up at my door in an Obama mask and an empty Candy bowl, and I simply took the children’s Candy.

    WB: You did it wrong.

    Next year, take a little candy from each of the candy horders who don’t answer the doorbell (start on Wall Street), and give some candy to the elderly, the sick, homeless Vets, and other people who cannot buy any, so that they can give a piece or two to the neighborhood kids.

  3. Mike Licht Says:


    “Two of the least convincing Halloween costumes this year have to be Sarah Palin and John McCain dressing up like champions of the working class.”

    — Damien Lavera, spokesperson for the DNC, in Palin Stumps in Pennsylvania on Halloween, by Shushannah Walshe, Fox News.

    “McCain regularly charges that Obama wants to be the ‘redistributor in chief.’ . . . Palin was forced to say this about Obama’s support for a variety of tax credits aimed at helping the poor and middle class: ‘He says that he is for a tax credit, which is when government takes your money in order to give it away to someone else.’

    “That is, of course, a mighty peculiar definition of tax credits. It is also an odd argument from a ticket that itself is committed to a research-and-development tax credit for corporations.”

    E.J. Dionne, Jr., “Referendum on Trickle-Down,” New York Times, Friday, October 31, 2008; Page A19.

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